Two people dead in United States beachfront shooting

Two people are dead, nine other people have been shot and a police officer has been hit by a vehicle across multiple crime scenes at Virginia Beach in the US.

One of the deceased was killed by police and the other, a woman, was killed in a separate shooting, according to a statement from the Virginia Beach Police Department.

An estimated eight people were shot at around 11 p.m. local time Friday (0300 GMT Saturday).

"What you can see is we have a very chaotic incident, a very chaotic night in the Beach", police Chief Paul Neudigate said, according to FOX 43 in Virginia Beach.

The eight surviving victims were all transported to hospitals with gunshot wounds ranging from serious to life-threatening, police said.

At a second location, there was another crime scene where a suspect "relating to the above incident" engaged with an officer, which resulted in a police-involved shooting. It happened while officers were investigating the original shooting and shots were fired nearby, Neudigate said.

No suspect information was immediately available.

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But the city said a "male suspect involved" in that shooting died at the scene. "The involved officer is assigned to the Special Operations Division".

Several people are in custody, but it's unclear of their involvement in any of the shootings, according to authorities.

Police in the U.S. state of Virginia have reported multiple shooting incidents at Virginia Beach, where large crowds had gathered for Spring Break celebrations.

In an earlier post on Twitter police said, several of the victims had possible life-threatening injuries. Large police presence at the oceanfront between 17th and 22nd St.

Police are telling people to avoid the area.

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital confirms to ABC News that it is treating six patients with gunshot wounds.

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